Sunday, May 15, 2016

Find of the Week: Barb City Bank check

Courtesy of Steve Bigolin
DeKalb historian Steve Bigolin shared this check with me. The check, dated April 29, 1901, is from the Barb City Bank, which was originally founded by Jacob Haish in 1884. If you look in the top left corner of the check you will see Jacob Haish's name listed as bank president.

The bank was located on the southwest corner of Third Street and Lincoln Highway. You can see a great photo of the bank here.

Barbed wire was apparent in every aspect of Haish's life -- the BCB logo and bank name on this check are written in barbed wire. Click the photo to enlarge.

Thanks to Steve Bigolin for sharing.

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